Bobby Woolf: WebSphere SOA and JEE in Practice
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In response to: Silver Lining: You can start now with Cloud Computing!!Tendai, you make some good points here, but I'd like to play devil's advocate for a minute.
How is an SOA Billing Service which is provisioned in a cloud any different from the same SOA Billing Service that's deployed in some sort of non-cloud? Either way, isn't is just an SOA service which performs billing functionality? If the cloud make it something more, how so?
Doug Tidwell says that cloud computing with SOA is much more useful than without SOA and I agree. SOA and cloud computing is a killer combo.
I believe the solution your post suggests is actually two distinct parts:
So, a doubter might ask: How much is your example about cloud computing and how much is it about SOA? I'd like to see a blog posting which addresses that distinction. Thanks.
In Impact 2009 roadshow series - Impact Comes to You, Travis Walker has linked to the info for Impact Comes to You 2009 (this year's version of Impact Comes to You 2007).
Want to learn more about IBM's take on cloud computing?
IBM has launched a new channel on YouTube, IBMCloud. It's a collection of videos that further explain cloud computing.
The main video is Introducing Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud:
One I like in particular is IBMers on How Cloud Computing Will Make IT Easier:
One way they explain that cloud computing makes things easier is setting up test environments and making sure your development environment is set up the same as your test environment. This is one of the strengths of the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance, described further in IBM CloudBurst: Simplifying the IT environment for better productivity:
IBM has posted some other videos about cloud computing that for some reason aren't listed on this channel. (Probably because they were posted before the channel was created.)
There are a couple of dW blogs on cloud computing:
Thanks to my fellow ISSW consultant Sreekanth Iyer for pointing out the YouTube channel to me.